Table 2

Life-years lost to diabetes and lifetime incremental medical spending attributed to diabetes

Age at diagnosis (years) by sexYears with diagnosed diabetesLife-years lost because of diabetesUndiscounted lifetime incremental spending (SD), $Discounted lifetime incremental spending (SD), $Discounted spending among those aged ≥65 years (%)*
Women
 4036.56.2239,100 (50,200)138,100 (29,200)35,900 (26)
 5028.25.6154,000 (30,100)101,800 (20,300)39,900 (39)
 6020.14.980,500 (17,400)60,800 (13,400)41,400 (68)
 6516.44.450,600 (16,900)40,900 (13,700)40,900 (100)
Men
 4032.17.1181,000 (38,400)109,000 (23,300)23,900 (22)
 5024.56.0116,400 (23,200)79,900 (16,200)27,400 (34)
 6017.35.059,700 (13,700)46,600 (10,700)29,700 (64)
 6514.04.537,000 (13,400)30,800 (10,900)30,800 (100)
Both sexes
 4034.36.7211,400 (39,600)124,600 (22,400)29,900 (24)
 5026.35.9135,600 (20,800)91,200 (13,500)33,600 (37)
 6018.75.070,200 (11,300)53,800 (8,500)35,600 (66)
 6515.34.543,900 (12,300)35,900 (9,800)35,900 (100)
  • All spending, except the undiscounted lifetime spending, is presented in 2012 U.S. dollars.

  • *The percentages were calculated by dividing the incremental medical spending that occurred after age 65 by the lifetime incremental medical spending. Source: Linked data from the 2005–2008 National Health Interview Survey and the 2006–2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and from published national vital statistics.